Sony has unveiled the upcoming PS4 software 3.00 update, which will be adding new content and features to the next-gen console. Dubbed as the Kenshin update, the features expected include more connectivity options, more storage and expansion of social connections via the system.
PS4 players, who need more storage space online, will get it with the newest update. According to the PlayStation Blog, the increase will be from 1 GB to 10 GB of storage space with an accompanying usage meter for monitoring available space. This will be available for all PS Plus members.
The Kenshin update will also enhance online and social connectivity options. For Twitter users, video clip sharing is now enabled directly in the Twitter platform. The limit is a 10-seconder video, but at the very least PS4 players can still cut the videos to fit. A new YouTube function will also be introduced, this time allowing for live streaming of gameplay via the channel.
Connectivity among friends is also looking at additional features. The Friends app has received a new Favorite Groups addition so that PS4 players can access groups of people to play games with. In effect, this will cut short the time it takes for game sessions to be up and running.
Finally, there are also a new hub dedicated for events. This way, players can see broadcasts of activities related to the games that they love. This will also be a good up-to-date announcement board where players can know of special events, Double XP weekends and more.
Other updates include the new information displayed via the Now Playing screen, improvements for the Live From PlayStation app and the notification for “Request to Watch” the gameplay session of another friend.
The PS4 3.00 update will also be soon in the hands of early testers via the beta program. Of course, it is a given that the features accessible in the beta program are not yet final. Sony has yet to announce the official launch timeframe for the PS4 3.00 software update.
Sony also announced its lineup of titles at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2015 happening in Japan from Sept. 17 to 20. DualShockers reported that there are 19 titles all in all, split between the PS4 and PS Vita. It is a mix of AAA games and indie titles.
Anticipated titles like “Street Fighter V,” “Star Wars Battlefront,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3,” “Destiny: The Taken King” and “Uncharted 4: The Nathan Drake Collection” will all be playable at Sony’s booth. At the same time, titles like “The Tomorrow Children,” “God Eater: Resurrection,” “Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir,” “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven” and “Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4” will also be there. Other titles may still be included in the list, as Sony has also mentioned that the announced titles are the only ones that can be revealed as of the moment.
Meanwhile, fans who have been waiting for more demos of the Project Morpheus will not be disappointed. Some virtual titles will also be up for demos, though Sony did not cite specifics.